Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced a forthcoming item that could greatly benefit TV viewers by saving them billions in cable overcharges. Public Knowledge applauds the Commission for its video device competition Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which could be a significant step toward breaking open the stranglehold pay TV giants have over consumers and programmers alike.
Today, Consumer Federation of America and Public Knowledge sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to begin a rulemaking proceeding to reform the video set-top box market.
Today, Public Knowledge and six other public interest groups sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to ensure a competitive set-top box marketplace for consumers.
Today, Public Knowledge joins other organizations in launching an advocacy coalition to promote video device competition. In addition to Public Knowledge, the Consumer Video Choice Coalition includes COMPTEL, CCIA, Writers Guild of America - West, Google, TiVo and VIZIO. The Coalition will demonstrate to policymakers that there is widespread support for promoting competition and innovation by making subscription video content available on third-party devices, freeing consumers from having to rent set-top boxes from their cable or satellite providers.